In the season of over indulgence and  consumerism – why not purchase an alternative gift, that will transform the life of an individual in one of the world’s poorest places?

CBM, the overseas, Christian disability charity provides inspirational and thoughtful “alternative gifts” to purchase for Christmas.

Instead of a pair of socks, the latest gadget or luxury moisturiser, with the click of a button you can buy a gift that supports one of CBM’s many eye health, health care, education, livelihood, or emergency aid projects that transform the lives of people with disability in the poorest places in the world. Imagine the joy on the recipients face when they see they have been given a gift that will completely change the life of an individual by restoring sight, helping a child to walk or training a teacher for example…

The full range of CBM’s gifts can be seen at and range from life-changing surgery to life-building skills, training and medicines and vital equipment for school-children, with prices starting at £3. All gifts chosen are guaranteed to make a substantial difference to the person, family or community you are helping this Christmas.

Each gift comes with its own e-greeting card, or printable PDF for you to personalise. Every penny of every gift you give through CBM’s gift catalogue helps support CBM’s vital projects overseas. By giving a gift of ‘Restoring a Child’s Sight’ through cataract surgery for example, you are supporting one of CBM’s programmes that funds cataract operations, along with other surgery, medical treatment and eye health education to prevent blindness in children.

People living in poverty with disabilities are the world’s poorest people. Every penny from the CBM Christmas gifts will go directly to supporting the people who need it most. CBM has a vision of an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential. What better way to celebrate Christmas than to support this vision?

For those who have nothing, your gift will mean everything…a future, a purpose, a livelihood.